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Body found near Port Orchard Yacht Club

Sep. 18, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating the discovery of a body in the water near the Port Orchard Yacht Club. The report came in shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Kitsap Sun. Police Chief Matt Brown said it was too early in the investigation to give details on the age, sex or...

Correction: Mayor Charged story

Sep. 18, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about a preliminary mayoral election in Fall River, Massachusetts, The Associated Press reported erroneously that embattled incumbent mayor Jasiel Correia will face Paul Coogan and Erica Scott-Pacheco in the Nov. 5 general election. He will face only Coogan. A...

Governor calls for lawmaker's resignation over new charges

Sep. 18, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf called for the resignation of a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who is facing child pornography possession charges after authorities received a tip from an online social media provider that a user had uploaded an image on its service. Wolf, a Democrat, said in a brief...

Nursing assistant accused of sexually assaulting patients

Sep. 18, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old nursing assistant sexually assaulted four patients including one in a wheelchair and other disabled by a stroke at Florida health care facilities where he's worked over the past three years. Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw tells the Tampa Bay Times...

Minnesota probe says man fatally shot by police had knife

Sep. 18, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a man fatally shot by a St. Paul police officer last weekend had confronted him with a knife before he was killed. The BCA, which is investigating the shooting, says Officer Steve Mattson was on patrol in the Midway neighborhood...

Body of woman recovered from backyard in Maine town

Sep. 18, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

NORWAY, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say they've recovered the body of a woman buried in the backyard of a home in the town of Norway. Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says an autopsy will be conducted Wednesday on the remains of the woman, believed to be in her 80s. He said the...

74-year-old woman among 3 people who allegedly killed a man

Sep. 18, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 74-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy are among three people who allegedly took turns shooting a man to death inside a New Jersey laundromat. Mercer County prosecutors say 74-year-old Eudean McMillan, 37-year-old Darryl Parker and the 15-year-old have been charged in the slaying of...

Driver jailed after deputy's SUV catches fire in pursuit

Sep. 18, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a fleeing motorist after a western Missouri deputy who was pursuing him crashed into a tree and had to be rescued from a burning patrol vehicle. WDAF-TV reports that 36-year-old Charles Rice, of Kansas City, is jailed in Cass County on $150,000 cash only...

Congo's army says it kills militia leader wanted by the ICC

Sep. 18, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's army says it has killed the commander of the Rwandan Hutu militia group FDLR for whom the International Criminal Court had issued an arrest warrant. Army spokesman Gen. Richard Kasonga said Wednesday that Gen. Sylvestre Mudacumura was gunned down overnight in Rutshuru...

Light rail station shooting suspect held on $2M bail

Sep. 18, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has found probable cause to hold a Seattle man on investigation of homicide, assault and unlawfully having a firearm in connection with a deadly shooting at a Seattle light rail station Friday. The Seattle Times reports the 20-year-old man's bail was set at $2 million. Charges are...